So I walked in on this panel about how Furries control the media.
Contrary to popular belief, there was no animal copulation– though I did leave early.
Turns out that furries are just a character concept. Sure, some might emulate the sex scene in the Island of Dr. Moreau, but that is not part of the base of furry dogma, at least according to the people at the panel.
I guess it’s kind of the same way that some cultural practices are associated with certain religions even though the religions itself do not explicitly define those behaviors– it just happens that the behavior becomes associated with the religion because it is common among its practitioners.